Betfair Boosts Prize Money At Hexham Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 47.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:50
Full result
Result 15:40 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 About Thyne 66/1
2nd 1 On Broadway 6/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P15-421
Red, white stripe, chevrons on sleeves, red cap, white star On Broadway 111
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: P15-421
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 112 6/4
2 PP8/79P-
Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets About Thyne (IRE) 293
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: PP8/79P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 66/1
3 535224-
Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 192
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 535224-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 115 4/6f
4 70550-
Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Papillon Parc 223
  • T:C Grant
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 70550-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 C Grant K Renwick 95 25/1
5 76403-
Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Rocking And Reelin 165
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 76403-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Ferdy Murphy Tony Kelly (7) 102 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Eyre Square (IRE)
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
8 11-5 K G Reveley J Reveley 4/9
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In depth

Verdict

Finnegan Paddy clearly stays well and went close at Catterick and Chepstow last season but he looks a chaser in the making and may need this. We'll stick with ON BROADWAY, who had already won a point-to-point over 3m on heavy ground before scoring over C&D in June. With ground conditions to suit again, he may be the one to beat. Rocking And Reelin has been beaten a long way in all five starts and appears modest so along with About Thyne and Papillon Parc, he'll need to improve significantly to trouble the principals.

Formwatch

About Thyne (IRE) 200-1 (10-2) In rear, struggling 6th, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Nuts N Bolts (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 13 ran.

On Broadway 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led approaching last, stayed on well, drew clear final 150 yards, won at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun beating My Idea (10-12) by 6l, 6 ran.

Papillon Parc 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear, never dangerous, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Agent Archie (11-9) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.

Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) With leader, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 28l behind Dawn Commander (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Rocking And Reelin 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 5th, 5th 2 out, weakened approaching last, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 14, 35l behind Constant Contact (11-5) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Apr.